Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mesmerizing: Photos by Lehnert & Landrock

I saw these images on My Marrakesh yesterday and was literally mesmerized. The images of these exotic turn-of-the-20th-century women in Tunisia just blew my mind. They were taken by Rudolph Lehnert, a Czech photographer who fell in love with Tunisia.

Maryam was lucky enough to purchase a few of the prints in an Egyptian bookstore she beautifully described as full of, "dusty, strange books for dusty, strange people."

I immediately began a search online for copies of the prints. I've had limited success so far, though I will continue to look. But I found a few authentic lithographs here for reasonable prices.

I am having trouble finding more information on Lehnert and Landrock themselves. Wikipedia had no entry. Other sites had photos, but no information on the men (man) who took them. If anyone knows of a good resource on this topic, please let me know.

UPDATE: Maryam may be able to purchase some new prints of Lehnert's photos on her next trip to Egypt. If so, she will try to place them up for sale on her blog. Hooray Maryam!


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I have had so many emails about these pictures. I am returning to Egypt this July and I am thinking of picking up more prints (repros, not originals) and selling them on my blog for a reasonable price. Just fyi.

Sarah said...

Thanks Maryam. That's a great idea. These photos are so amazing. Please let me know when you put the prints up for sale.